NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUAL INVESTORS

June 18, 2018

A powerful new tax planning tool

A new superannuation contribution rule allows taxpayers to claim a deduction for any personal superannuation contributions. The gives people greater flexibility in the way they manage […]
June 18, 2018

Fitness club operator offers a healthy rate

Health and fitness club operator Next Generation Clubs Australia launched its inaugural corporate bond issue last week, offering investors 7.9 per cent a year over a […]
June 18, 2018

Top fixed income managers named

Managed fund researcher Zenith Investment Partners has given its highest rating to four funds in its latest review of the Australian fixed income sector. It also […]
June 18, 2018

Making your savings ‘appen

Budgeting and savings apps are growing in popularity with consumers, especially young people, as they try and manage high rents and energy costs, and save for […]
June 18, 2018

Many ETPs untested in choppy conditions

Fund rating house Morningstar has detailed its reasons for applying lower ratings to exchange traded products, compared with their unlisted counterparts, putting it down to the […]
June 12, 2018

Electric cars yes, Tesla no

Investor Tom King is a great believer in the electric car story, figuring that electric vehicles will account for more than 50 per cent of total […]
June 18, 2018

Bitcoin down but outlook positive

Bitcoin fell to its lowest point since early April last week, falling US$280 on Tuesday to US$6455. However, market watchers are optimistic that it will recover […]
June 12, 2018

CoinJar launches cryptocurrency exchange

CoinJar, which entered the market in 2013 with a retail cryptocurrency platform, has launched a high-end digital currency trading platform, CoinJar Exchange. Claiming to have the […]
June 4, 2018

Central banks may get into digital currency

The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has not ruled out the prospect of central banks issuing digital currencies in future, despite a range […]
June 18, 2018

Bigger SMSFs may not be better

Self-managed superannuation commentators have been tossing up whether bigger SMSFs are a good idea, since the Treasurer announced in the Budget that funds would be able […]
June 18, 2018

Q&A 18 June 2018

Q: I make salary sacrifice super contributions in addition to my employer’s compulsory contributions. I have checked with my super fund and it looks like my […]
June 12, 2018

Last chance for a CGT cost base reset

With self-managed super funds due to file their tax and regulatory returns for 2016/17 by the end of the month, trustees must make a final call […]
June 18, 2018

Kavanagh

This column was prompted by a tweet from Challenger executive Jeremy Cooper, who pointed out the problem of apples and oranges comparisons when it comes to […]
June 18, 2018

The New Criteron

Mortgage Choice (MOC) $1.50 With Mortgage Choice joining the casualty list of high-profile franchised operations, investors are pondering just how low the mortgage broker’s shares can […]
June 12, 2018

The New Criterion

Quickstep Holdings (QHL) 7.5c Quickstep’s recently appointed chief executive gives a succinct explanation for why shares in the Bankstown Airport-based carbon composites maker are trading at […]